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rimantadine

 [ri-man´tah-dēn]
an antiviral agent used in prophylaxis and treatment of influenza A.

rimantadine

/ri·man·ta·dine/ (ri-man´tah-dēn) an antiviral agent used in the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza A.

rimantadine

[ri-man′tah-dēn]
an antiviral agent used in prophylaxis and treatment of influenza A.

rimantadine

Flumadine® An antiviral analogue of amantadine and ±75% effective in preventing influenza A during community epidemics; it is partially effective as therapy and post-exposure prophylaxis for influenza A, as drug-resistant strains rapidly appear. See Canyon region.

rimantadine

a synthetic antiviral agent with activity against RNA viruses.
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Of the anti influenza virus drugs available, the M2 inhibitors have a longer history of use than NA inhibitors and include amantadine and rimantadine.
Treatment of influenza: the therapeutic efficacy of rimantadine HCI in naturally occurring influenza A2 outbreak.
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu[R]) dosage: [greater than or equal to]15kg = 30 mg twice daily for 5 days >15 to 23 kg = 45 mg twice daily for 5 days >23 to 40 kg = 60 mg twice daily for 5 days >40 kg = 75 mg twice daily for 5 days * Zanamivir ([dagger]) (Relenza[R]) dosage: Two 5 mg inhalations (10 mg total) twice daily for 5 days * Amantadine dosage: 1 to 9 years = 5 to 8 mg/kg body weight daily divided into 2 doses (not to exceed 150 mg/day) [greater than or equal to] 10 years and < 40 kg = 5 to 8 mg/kg body weight daily divided into 2 doses (not to exceed 150 mg/day) [greater than or equal to] 10 years and [greater than or equal to] 40 kg = 200 mg daily divided into 2 doses * Rimantadine ([double dagger]) dosage: 1 to 9 years = 6.
The data also show that virus is resistant to amantadine and rimantadine but the organism continues to remain susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir.
The CDC recommendation advised doctors to combine Tamiflu with rimantadine (an older antiviral) or to substitute Tamiflu with Relenza (zanamivir), an antiviral that arrived on the market about 10 years ago.
The researchers examined the response of HCV to a panel of compounds including the well-known anti-viral drug, rimantadine, which targets a similar protein in the flu virus.
However, four drugs have been approved to treat people who get the flu: amamadine (Symmetrel), rimantadine (Flumadine), zanamivir (Relenza), and oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
This drug and its congener, rimantadine (not available in South Africa), specifically inhibit the replication of influenza A viruses (they are ineffective against influenza B viruses) in low concentrations of about 0.
FDA said beginning this summer, it is proposing to ban veterinarians from prescribing off-label, nonhuman uses of Tamiflu, amantadine and rimantadine.
Tom Jefferson and his colleagues from the Cochrane Vaccines Field examined evidence from trials on the efficacy of all four flu drugs: Tamiflu, Relenza, Amantadine, and Rimantadine.
Avian viruses are resistant to two anti-influenza drugs: amantadine and rimantadine.